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Translational and Transdisciplinary research in Modeling Infectious Diseases

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Heterogeneous computing for epidemiological model fitting and simulation

Author(s): Thomas Kovac, Tom Haber, Frank Van Reeth, Niel Hens
Published in: BMC Bioinformatics, Issue 19/1, 2018, ISSN 1471-2105
DOI: 10.1186/s12859-018-2108-3

Parametric overdispersed frailty models for current status data

Author(s): Steven Abrams, Marc Aerts, Geert Molenberghs, Niel Hens
Published in: Biometrics, Issue 73/4, 2017, Page(s) 1388-1400, ISSN 0006-341X
DOI: 10.1111/BIOM.12692

The impact of regular school closure on seasonal influenza epidemics: a data-driven spatial transmission model for Belgium

Author(s): Giancarlo De Luca, Kim Van Kerckhove, Pietro Coletti, Chiara Poletto, Nathalie Bossuyt, Niel Hens, Vittoria Colizza
Published in: BMC Infectious Diseases, Issue 18/1, 2018, ISSN 1471-2334
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-017-2934-3

Mathematical models used to inform study design or surveillance systems in infectious diseases: a systematic review

Author(s): Sereina A. Herzog, Stéphanie Blaizot, Niel Hens
Published in: BMC Infectious Diseases, Issue 17/1, 2017, ISSN 1471-2334
DOI: 10.1186/S12879-017-2874-Y

Modelling time varying heterogeneity in recurrent infection processes: an application to serological data

Author(s): Steven Abrams, Andreas Wienke, Niel Hens
Published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), Issue 67/3, 2018, Page(s) 687-704, ISSN 0035-9254
DOI: 10.1111/rssc.12236

Household members do not contact each other at random: implications for infectious disease modelling

Author(s): Nele Goeyvaerts, Eva Santermans, Gail Potter, Andrea Torneri, Kim Van Kerckhove, Lander Willem, Marc Aerts, Philippe Beutels, Niel Hens
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Issue 285/1893, 2018, Page(s) 20182201, ISSN 0962-8452
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2201

A Systematic Review of Social Contact Surveys to Inform Transmission Models of Close-contact Infections

Author(s): Thang Van Hoang, Pietro Coletti, Alessia Melegaro, Jacco Wallinga, Carlos G. Grijalva, John W. Edmunds, Philippe Beutels, Niel Hens
Published in: Epidemiology, 2019, Page(s) 1, ISSN 1044-3983
DOI: 10.1097/ede.0000000000001047

Sample size calculation for estimating key epidemiological parameters using serological data and mathematical modelling

Author(s): Stéphanie Blaizot, Sereina A. Herzog, Steven Abrams, Heidi Theeten, Amber Litzroth, Niel Hens
Published in: BMC Medical Research Methodology, Issue 19/1, 2019, ISSN 1471-2288
DOI: 10.1186/s12874-019-0692-1

Shifting patterns of seasonal influenza epidemics

Author(s): Pietro Coletti, Chiara Poletto, Clément Turbelin, Thierry Blanchon, Vittoria Colizza
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 8/1, 2018, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30949-x

An ODE-based mixed modelling approach for B- and T-cell dynamics induced by Varicella-Zoster Virus vaccines in adults shows higher T-cell proliferation with Shingrix than with Varilrix

Author(s): Nina Keersmaekers, Benson Ogunjimi, Pierre Van Damme, Philippe Beutels, Niel Hens
Published in: Vaccine, Issue 37/19, 2019, Page(s) 2537-2553, ISSN 0264-410X
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.03.075

The impact of behavioral interventions on co-infection dynamics: An exploration of the effects of home isolation

Author(s): Diana M Hendrickx, Steven Abrams, Niel Hens
Published in: Journal of Theoretical Biology, Issue 476, 2019, Page(s) 5-18, ISSN 0022-5193
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.05.017

Measures for concordance and discordance with applications in disease control and prevention

Author(s): Marc Aerts, Adelino JC Juga, Niel Hens
Published in: Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 2018, Page(s) 096228021879625, ISSN 0962-2802
DOI: 10.1177/0962280218796252